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Tânia Q. Barros

Tânia Q. Barros

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: E-1408-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7541-2278
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Barros T) AND Address=(Aveiro) AND Topic=(mongoose)
  • Title: Ecologia Molecular e Genética Populacional de espécies selvagens na Península Ibérica Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carlos Fonseca Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: CESAM/DBIO-UA Grant reference: Ecologia Molecular e Genética Populacional de espécies selvagens na Península Ibérica Start date: 2018-10-31 End date: 2019-05-01


Research interests

- Population Genetics

- Molecular Ecology

- Landscape Genetics

- Mammal Ecology

- Wildlife Conservation and Management

- Global Changes and their effect on Biodiversity

Academic degrees

- Degree on Biology. Universidade do Porto, 2007.

- Master in Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management. Universidade de AVeiro, 2009.

- PhD in Ecology. Universidade de Aveiro, 2015.

Scientific activities

- Responsible for the laboratory procedures and data analysis for conservation and management of wild species in the Iberian Peninsula

- Responsible for managing the collection of biologic samples from Unidade de Vida Selvagem research group

Publications

Projects

WildForests - Wildlife conservation and exotic production forests: the need for a bidirectional relation in sustainable landscapes See more

Comparative genetic analysis of wild boar and domestic pig populations: implication for preservation of the genetic integrity of ecologically and economically important wildlife resources See more

Genetic assessment of a successful invasion: Population genetics of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês de Sousa Gregório (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Ana Silva Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Project Participations

Project "Genetic assessment of a successful invasion: Population genetics of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal" as member of the research team. This project is financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). 2010-2013.


Project "Estatuto e distribuição do Sacarrabos (Herpestes ichneumon, L.) em Portugal" as member of the research team. This project was co-financed by Confederação Nacional dos Caçadores Portugueses (CNCP), with the participation of Autoridade Florestal Nacional (AFN). 2007-2009.

Participation in Congresses and Conferences

Oral Communications


Barros, T., Gaubert, P., Rocha, R.G., Bandeira, V., Souto, L., Mira, A. & Fonseca, C. (2015). Análisis mitocondrial de la historia demográfica del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en la Península Ibérica. XII Congreso de la SECEM. Burgos, España.


Bandeira V., Virgós E., Barros T., Cunha M.V. & Fonseca C. (2015).  La clasificación por edades, a partir de la limpieza dentaria, ayudó a revelar dimorfismo sexual y variaciones geográficas en el tamaño corporal del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en Portugal. XII Congreso de la SECEM. Burgos, España.


Fonseca, C., Bandeira, B., Rocha, R.G. & Barros, T. (2012). O sacarrabos em Portugal - Situação atual. Expocaça. Santarém, Portugal.


Duarte, M.D., Henriques, A.M., Barros, S.C., Fagulha, T., Mendonça, P., Carvalho, P., Monteiro, M., Basto, M., Rosalino, L.M., Barros, T., Fonseca, C. & Cunha, M.V. (2011). Rastreio Virológico de Carnívoros Silvestres em Portugal. V Congresso Ciências Veterinárias 2011. Santarém, Portugal.


Barros, T. & Fonseca, C. (2009). Estatus y distribución del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en Portugal. IX Jornadas de la SECEM. Bilbao, España.


Oral Communications by invitation


Fonseca C., Barros T. and Bandeira V. (2013). Sacarrabos: um predador de coelhos-bravos? XXV Expocaça. Santarém, Portugal.


Fonseca C., Bandeira V. , Rocha R.G. and Barros T. (2012). O sacarrabos em Portugal - Situação atual. Expocaça. Mértola, Portugal.


Poster Communications


Bandeira V., Barros T., Carvalho J., Cunha M., Virgós E. & Fonseca C. (2015). Ecology of the Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal. Research Day. 20 de Maio de 2015. Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.


Barros, T., Carvalho, J., Pereira, M.J,R., Ferreira, J.P. & Fonseca, C. (2013). Expansión del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en Portugal: influencia de las barreras geográficas y humanas, abandono rural y alteraciones climáticas. XI Congreso de la SECEM. Avilés, Espanha.


Santos, T., Bandeira, V., Barros, T., Fonseca, F. & Rocha, R.G. (2013). DNA barcoding: uso do COI como ferramenta molecular para determinação da dieta do sacarrabos (Herpestes ichneumon). 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia (SPECO). Bragança, Portugal.


Barros, T., Gaubert, P, Souto, L., Mira, A., Rocha, R.G., Bandeira, V. & Fonseca, C. (2012). Genetic assessment of a species in expansion: The successful case of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal. Research Day. Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.


Souto, L., Barros, T., Gaubert, P., Fonseca, C. (2011). Genetic characterization of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) population in Portugal: a wildlife species with potential forensic interest. 19th IAFS World Meeting, 9th WPMO Triennial Meeting and Vth MAFS Meeting. Madeira, Portugal.


Barros, T., Gaubert, P., Souto, L., Mira, A. & Fonseca, C. (2011). Population structure of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichnneumon) in Portugal. VIth European Congress of Mammalogy. Paris, France.


Barros, T. e Fonseca, C. (2008). Sacarrabos: um mangusto em expansão. II Congresso Português de Fauna Selvagem. Mogadouro, Portugal.


 


 

Publications

Thesis


Barros, T. (2015). Molecular ecology of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal. PhD thesis, University of Aveiro.


Barros, T. (2009). Estatuto e Distribuição (Herpestes ichneumon) do sacarrabos em Portugal. MSc thesis, Universidade de Aveiro.


Papers in international scientific periodicals with referees


Carvalho J., Torres R.T., Acevedo P., Santos J.P.V., Barros T., Serrano E. & Fonseca C. (2017). Propagule pressure and land cover changes as main drivers of red and roe deer expansion in mainland Portugal. Diversity and Distributions, 00:1–14. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12703


Bandeira V., Virgós E., Carvalho J., Barros T., Cunha M. V. & Fonseca C. (2018). Diet footprint of Egyptian mongoose along ecological gradients: effects of primary productivity and life history traits. Mammalian Biology, 88: 16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.mambio.2017.11.004


Barros, T., Cushman, S.A., Carvalho, J., Fonseca, C. (2016). Mediterranean scrubland and elevation drive gene flow of a Mediterranean carnivore, the Egyptian mongoose Herpestes ichneumon (Herpestidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1111/bij.12867


Bandeira, V., Virgós, E., Barros, T., Cunha, M.V., Fonseca, C. (2016). Geographic variation and sexual dimorphism in body size of the Egyptian mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon in the western limit of its European distribution. Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2016.06.001


Barros, T., Ferreira, E., Rocha, R.G., Gaubert, P., Bandeira, V., Souto, L., Mira, A., Fonseca, C. (2016). Genetic signature of the northward expansion of the Egyptian mongoose Herpestes ichneumon (Herpestidae) in the Iberian Peninsula. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118(3): 686-697. doi: 10.1111/bij.12743


Barros, T., Gaubert, P., Rocha, R.G., Bandeira, V., Souto, L., Mira, A., Fonseca, C. (2016). Mitochondrial demographic history of the expanding Egyptian mongoose in the Iberian Peninsula. Mammalian Biology 81: 176-184. doi: 10.1016/j.mambio.2015.09.003


Barros, T., Carvalho, J., Pereira, M.J.R., Ferreira, J.P., Fonseca, C. (2015). Following The Trail: Factors Underlying the Sudden Expansion of the Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0133768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133768


Santos, T., Fonseca, C., Barros, T., Godinho, R., Bastos-Silveira, C., Bandeira, V., Rocha, R.G. (2015). Using Stomach Contents for Diet Analysis of Carnivores Through DNA Barcoding. Wildlife Biology in Practice 11(1). doi:10.2461/wbp.2015.11.4 


Rodrigues S., Coelho, J.P., Bandeira, V., Barros, T., Duarte, A.C., Fonseca, C., Pereira, M.E. (2014). Mercury bioaccumulation in the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon): geographical, tissue, gender and age differences. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 225:2005. doi: 10.1007/s11270-014-2005-y


Duarte, M.D., Henriques, A.M., Barros, S.C., Fagulha, T., Mendonça, P., Carvalho, P., Monteiro, M., Fevereiro, M., Basto, M.P., Rosalino, L.M., Barros, T., Bandeira, V., Fonseca, C., Cunha, M.V. (2013). Snapshot of Viral Infections in Wild Carnivores Reveals Ubiquity of Parvovirus and Susceptibility of Egyptian Mongoose to Feline Panleukopenia Virus. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059399


Gaubert, P., Machordom, A., Morales, A., Bao, J., Veron, G., Amin, M., Barros, T., Basuony, M., Djagoun, C., San, E., Fonseca, C., Geffen, E., Gouichiche, M., Ozkurt, S., Cruaud, C., Couloux, A., Palomares, F. (2011). Comparative phylogeography of two African carnivorans presumably introduced into Europe: disentangling natural versus human-mediated dispersal across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography 38: 341-358.


Barros, T., Fonseca, C. (2011). Expansão do sacarrabos Herpestes ichneumon (Linnaeus, 1758) em Portugal. Galemys 23: 9-15.


Papers in national periodicals


Barros, T. & Fonseca, C. (2009) O sacarrabos em Portugal. Calibre 12, 212: 36-39.


Publications in conference proceedings


Barros, T., Gaubert, P., Rocha, R.G., Bandeira, V., Souto, L., Mira, A. & Fonseca, C. (2015). Análisis mitocondrial de la historia demográfica del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en la Península Ibérica. Libro de resumenes de XII Congreso de la SECEM. 


Barros, T., Carvalho, J., Pereira, M.J.R., Ferreira, J.P. & Fonseca, C. (2013). Expansión del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en Portugal: influencia de las barreras geográficas y humanas, abandono rural y alteraciones climáticas. Libro de resumenes de XI Congreso de la SECEM. Avilés, Espanha.


Barros, T. & Fonseca, C. (2009). Estatus y distribución actual del meloncillo (Herpestes ichneumon) en Portugal. Libro de resumenes de las IX Jornadas de la SECEM.


Barros, T. & Fonseca, C. (2008). Sacarrabos: um mangusto em expansão. Livro de resumos do II Congresso Portugues de Fauna Selvagem.


Other publications


Bandeira V., Barros T. , Fonseca C. (2012) Sacarrabos em Portugal. Revista da 17.ª Feira de Caça, Pesca e do Mundo Rural. Federação de Caçadores do Algarve: 53-54.


Barros T. and Fonseca C. (2009). O sacarrabos em Portugal. Calibre 12, 212: 36-39.


Barros, T. and Fonseca, C. (2008). O sacarrabos (Herpestes ichneumon). Acedido em 21 de Abril de 2008, no web site do Santo Huberto, na secção Conhecer melhor a fauna selvagem: http://www.santohuberto.com/sh.....

Research Interests


  • Ecology

  • Population Genetics

  • Landscape Genetics

  • Phylogeography

  • Bio-ecology of Carnivores

  • Population Dynamics

  • Habitat Fragmentation

  • Game Management

  • Climatic Changes and Biodiversity

  • Ethology

Academic Degrees

PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro, concluded in November 2015.


MSc in Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management, University de Aveiro, concluded in July 2009.


Graduation in Biology, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, concluded in July 2007.


CESAM Funding: